Dr. Cindy Lee has accepted the position of permanent chair of the Department of Engineering and Science Education. Dr. Lee is an accomplished researcher and administrator, having served in the past as the interim associate dean for graduate studies and research for the college.
Dr. Lee’s major teaching and research interests are in chemistry of environmentally significant organic compounds. Her specific research interests involve the fate and transport of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), especially polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); pesticides; and petroleum. Cindy Lee is well known at the national stage, having served as a program manager for the National Science Foundation Environmental Sustainability Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board and most recently has won election to the board of directors for the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.
Fortunately for the Department, Dr. Lee will continue to teach courses and advise graduate students in EEES.